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Oct 22, 2012 11:35pm PDT
candidates ever served in the u.s. military and that hasn't happened since franklin roosevelt faced thomas e. dewey in 1944. but in this dangerous and uncertain world they tried to out-tough each other all night long. romney accused the president of undermining american strength by not spending enough on defense. >> our navy is smaller now than any time since 1917. the navy said they needed 313 ships to carry out their mission, we have under 285. >> obama brusquely dismissed him as a clueless neophyte in national security. >> governor, we also have fewer horses and bayonets because the nature of our military has changed. the question is not a game of battleship where we're counting ships but what are our capabilities. >> romney's overall point, obama has presided over an era of american weakness that began in its first days in office on what romney calls an apology tour. >> you said that on occasion america had dictated to other nations. mr. president, america has not dictated to other nations. we have freed other nations from dictators. >> obama's response, romney is a shallow and
Oct 19, 2012 12:35am PDT
head off the kind of plants that could carry devastating crop disease into the u.s. but they've also found a full assortment of oddities over the years, including body parts and fetuses used in haitian religious rich warms. >> birds -- >> reporter: live birds? >> yeah. smuggled in birds, yeah. >> reporter: but bird smugglers are small potatoes in a category x airport like this. the designation given on to the most prime targets of terror. the average traveler still resents taking off their shoes. >> right. >> reporter: still thinks that this is sort of, security theater to make us all feel better, but -- maybe al qaeda is not going to do it the way they did it before. >> we know for a fact that we are still the prime target for terrorism here in the united states. and we know there are threats here. there's insider threat. >> reporter: customs and border protection, they're, on a weekly, monthly basis, catching terror suspects that we never know about? >> they may not put out the press release, but i'm going to tell you that it is a fact, that these things do happen. >> stand up, sir
Oct 1, 2012 11:35pm EDT
involved in plane crash notice u.s. made it out alive the vast majority, 08% happened in the minutes before takeoff or last eight minutes landing. inside the crashed # 27 it's up to injury biomechanics expert dr. cindy burr to answer the burning question, why do some people walkway from plane crashes that kill so many others? >> this is their unbraced dummy. tray table really low. >> reporter: she told us the data makes crystal clear that bracing for impact can be a lifesaver. what should do you? is. >> put your hand over, hands over. and just hold it. >> reporter: and that works? >> well, yeah, we were able to really compare that brace position versus unbraced, where we saw the unbraced dummy seem more vulnerable. >> reporter: the crash was a belly flop, slight sli nose first. the results showed that passengers near the front took the brunt of it. rows 7 and forward were considered fatal, 7a catapulted out of the plane. accident investigator tom barth analyzed now the impact rippled through the air frame. >> we measured the g forces, impact forces from the very front of the
Oct 17, 2012 11:35pm EDT
u.s. defense contractor in afghanistan appearing extremely drunk, fumbling and shirtless, on the job. a cell phone video obtained exclusively by abc news is igniting outrage over a scene that looks more like a rowdy frat house than the operations center of a company paid to carry out u.s. policy overseas. abc's brian ross brings us this investigation. >> reporter: in a place where terrorists have and will attack, at any time, these are some of the men being paid by american taxpayers to help provide security for u.s. civilian personnel 24/7. the security manager for an american company scientific, with a $47 million contract from the pentagon, staggeringly drunk in the operations center. >> kevin. come on. >> reporter: this is the company's medical officer. wived out, stoned, after shooting up with narcotics. >> please snap out of it. >> reporter: and this is the company's top on-site executive, in front of a bonfire, where, according to former employees, live ammunition rounds were tossed into the flames. >> it was like a frat house for adults. >> reporter: the footage was provided
Oct 12, 2012 11:35pm EDT
invested heavily in the u.s., as well. 400 scholarship winners, the so-called sons of oprah paid tribute in the emotional highpoint of her 25-year run on the oprah show. >> over 400 men. >> reporter: the film follows the girls' epic journey from the poorest townships from south africa, all the way to graduation. >> there were many days during these past five years where i've asked myself, what were you thinking? what were you thinking, you could build a school? i was thinking about this day. i was thinking about this day with them walking in triumph across this stage in their white dresses. >> the class of 2011. >> reporter: so, like any nervous mom sending kids off to college, six of them here in the u.s., shopping for dorm furnishings with them left her feeling like an empty nester. >> the very first morning that the girls from the united states were here and we were all going to, i can't believe, i'm reaching over target and bed bath & beyond. but the morning we were all getting dressed to go shopping for their college dorms, i mean, i -- it's -- the moment it hit me. >> repor
Oct 19, 2012 11:35pm PDT
u.s. troops killed in afghanistan this year. the cause? rival gangs, creating anarchy. and, so, "nightline" and "world news" decided to try something different, something unprecedented. we gathered 38 members of rival gangs, past and present, from hispanics to their black rivals, to talk about the slaughter and how to make it stop. tonight, in america, tens of thousands of children are living in a war zone. one of them is a little boy named ralph. hey, ralph, it's diane. >> ralph is a force of nature. >> that's it. >> reporter: he is also a child who pulled down the blinds in case someone shooting into his living room. >> i really don't go outside. just scared, always they going to shoot me or stab me. >> reporter: he hears gunshots day and night. >> you see the alley? gang bangers running and shooting. >> reporter: it was a gunshot that killed his grandmother, who was just standing outdoors. >> that's my grandma. >> reporter: and it says, "rest in peace," for your grandma. >> we used to eat watermelon a lot and we used to eat noodles a lot. every time she was going to fix me s
Oct 26, 2012 11:35pm EDT
carolinas with its western-most tentacles before making its dirty turn directly toward the u.s. somewhere from the mid-atlantic to new england. >> when you factor in the unusual track that it's going to be taking, that is coming in from the east, across the jersey coast, it's a once in a lifetime storm. arer the >> reporter: the so-called once in a lifetime storm will only get worse as it moves towards land. monday, it will collide with energy that will pull in some cold air from the northwest. now, adding to that perfect storm scenario, there's what we call a blocking pattern that shoves energy from the north back at the storm and back toward the united states. here's what all of that means to you. the storm will carry hurricane-force winds, up to a foot of rain and the potential storm surge that could top out at ten feet. extreme conditions could begin as early as sunday and last for days, drenching the most populated part of the country. >> this storm, that is going to be impacting the mid-atlantic and parts of the northeast monday into tuesday is going to be destructive, historic and,
Oct 2, 2012 11:35pm EDT
. >> reporter: a u.s. navy reservist on his way to afghanistan when inspiration struck. >> some time around 3:00 in the morning standing watch on a bridge, nothing out there except for me and the horizon, started writing notes for different concepts using garden gnomes. >> recon plan charlie. execute. let's move, move, move! >> reporter: he thought about the green army action figures. the ones from "toy story." >> i thought i told him to pick these up. >> reporter: that's when he thought, combat garden gnomes. heavily armed little bearded guys? he sold about 1500 of them at $50 a pop. >> i did a standing rifleman, ne kneeling rifleman, rpg guy, officer with the pistol and sort of follow me pose. >> reporter: he even has plans for a parachute guy. >> he'll hang from the tree. >> reporter: he'll plan to make special forces garden gnomes. >> hunched down like he's off the beach, mp 5 sub machine gun. >> reporter: field team 6 garden gnome? he's not the only maker to take creative license. you can buy zombie gnomes. perfect for halloween, even zombie gnomes devouring a pink flamingo. quirky gar
Oct 29, 2012 11:35pm EDT
flooding. they were offline due to fueling, not currently generating power. u.s. nuclear regulatory commission said this is the second-lowest of four action levels and they anticipate the water levels will begin to abate over the next few hours. we will of course keep you updated. there are eight nuclear facility notice storm region. but so far oyster eek is the only facility on alert. coastal new jersey has been hard-hit by the storm and we're going to return now to my co-anchor terry moran who joins us again from cape may. it is windy out there, terry. >> reporter: it certainlis, no question about it. let me give you an idea of what this storm has done all day. thesewinds, hurricane-force winds blowing for hours, since before the storm made landfall shortly after 6:00 p.m. and they whip the sand, the droplets of rain into needle-sharp -- that stick in people's faces. devastating event. more powerful storms, windier storms but this massive storm has just caused havoc across the eastern seaboard. here's how the day unfolded. sandy roared ashore this ev evening. the ocean is now floo
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